For decades the San Francisco Bay Area has been a hub for the recycling movement. Despite the lack of surviving community recycling centers, the Bay Area is still home to a unique community of recyclers who push the envelope of possibilities. Topics: Recycling, Ecology, Documentary, Reuse
Ed Dunne, longtime member of the Haight Ashbury Recycling Center, describes how he got involved, how the center works, and what some of the problems are of solid waste disposal. Topics: recycling, HANC, Ed Dunne
Ruth Gravanis, longtime San Francisco ecological activist and former board member of San Francisco Tomorrow and Mission Creek Conservancy, along with Karen Pickett, original member of the Berkeley Ecology Center's recycling program, as well as a longtime participant in Earth First! and forest preservation campaigns, both tell important stories about the history of recycling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Topics: recycling, ecology, Ecology Emerges, Berkeley Ecology Center, Brisbane, incinerator, NIMBY
Part of the "Ecology Emerges" oral history interviews covering the last 50 years history of Bay Area ecological activism, from conservation to environmental justice. Karen Pickett was an early participant in the Berkeley Ecology Center, worked on its early recycling effort, later set one up at Merritt College, and more recently has been a staffer for the Bay Area Coalition for the Headwaters. She's been part of the Earth First! movement too. Topics: ecology, Ecology Emerges, recycling, Berkeley Ecology Center, Headwaters, Earth First!
Ruth Gravanis, longtime board member of San Francisco Tomorrow, describes how the NIMBY's of Brisbane turned back a plan to burn San Francisco's garbage in a new incinerator in their town, leading to the now much-vaunted curbside recycling program in San Francisco. Topics: Recycling, garbage, solid waste, incinerators, NIMBY, San Francisco Tomorrow, Ruth Gravanis